The Bureau of Land Management seeks public comments for phase two of Luning solar project

Carson City, Nev - The Bureau of Land Management Stillwater Field Office is asking the public to comment on the next step of environmental review for the proposed phase two of Luning Solar Energy Project submitted by Liberty Utilities LLC. Public comments will be accepted February 26 through March 29, 2021.

The proposed action associated with this right-of-way includes the construction activities and operations associated with the development of phase two of the Luning Solar Energy Project, as an expansion of the existing Luning Solar Energy Project Phase I facility. As proposed, the project includes the construction of additional solar panel modules on approximately 400 acres, battery storage arrays, the expansion of the existing substation, a gen-tie line from the solar modules and batteries to the substation, short access roads off State Route 361 to the substation and the facilities, and a security fence surrounding the entire facility. The project area and right-of-way would include approximately 573 acres. A project map is available on-line at: https://go.usa.gov/xsZxS.

In addition to asking for comments on the preparation of the environmental assessment, the BLM is also requesting public input under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act for the project. This includes seeking information and identifying historic properties in or near the project area. The project would be located next to the existing Luning Solar facility, approximately four miles northeast of Luning, Nevada in Mineral County. 

Comments for this project can be sent to: Attn: Katy Paiva, 5665 Morgan Mill Rd, Carson City, NV 89701, emailed to blm_nv_ccdowebmail@blm.gov, or faxed to 775-885-6147.  Comments must be postmarked or received by 4:30 p.m. on or before March 29, 2021. Should you have any questions, or computer access issues, contact Melanie Hornsby at 775-885-6000.

Privacy notice: Before including address, phone number, email-address, or any other personal identifying information in your comments, be advised that your entire comment, including personal identifying information, may be made publicly available at any time. While individuals may request that the BLM withhold personal identifying information from public view, the BLM cannot guarantee it will be able to do so. If you wish us to withhold your personal information you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. We will make all submissions from organizations or businesses, available for public disclosure in their entirety.

For more information contact Katy Paiva at 775-885-6034.

 

This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. 

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